Cadillac Hill – blocking a bypass

July 2nd, 2013

Well above Morris Rock, the Rubicon Trail splits in to two short routes. The route on the right has a differential buster of a rock at the end of it and the route on the left is a more of a rock crawl and little narrow for full width axles. So, someone started a NEW route to the left of the left route. This was a much easier route and I’m sure the rigs coming up Cadillac broken loved to see a bypass.

The problem with this is that it is illegal and the anti-OHV people continue to use the poor judgment of a small part of the users against us.

This was my second attempt to block this bypass.  I arrived on scene around 9:30, left just after noon.  More than 30 logs were moved in to position along a thirty yard stretch of bypass and anchored to each other with bailing wire. Branches with dead foliage were found and distributed to give the end points a finished look.

Driving up Cadillac, the trail forks: squeeze to the left, diff buster to the right.  This is the left 'tang' and off to the left the illegal bypass begins.

Driving up Cadillac, the trail forks: squeeze to the left, diff buster to the right. This is the left ‘tang’ and off to the left the illegal bypass begins.

Closer look at the illegal bypass.

Closer look at the illegal bypass.

Drag the big ones in to place, carry the small ones.

Drag the big ones in to place, carry the small ones.

Big logs dragged to along side the trail to be blocked.

Big logs dragged to along side the trail to be blocked.

Logs placed and wire tied together.

Logs placed and wire tied together.

Here's the view approaching from the top.

Here’s the view approaching from the top.



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